Trial for Merck Index Online

The Merck Index Online provides authoritative source information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. You can do a quick search on Name, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula or Molecular Weight, or a structure search. You can also browse by organic named reaction.

The trial ends April 4, 2014.  The cost is $22,600 for purchase and $4,452 for annual subscription. Please share your feedback (UMass NetID required for UMass Apps) with us about this resource.

New Indexes for Book, Data and Patent Citations, Biological and Chemical Research, and More!

The Libraries have purchased backfiles and current access to the following new databases available on the Web of Knowledge platform from Thomson:

Subject coverage of these databases covers the humanities, sciences and social sciences, and they complement our existing Web of Science core resources.

Please contact a reference librarian if you have questions about any of these new sources.

New Science E-Reference Titles

The following science reference e-books are now available through the UMass Amherst library catalog and UMA WorldCat:

  • Comprehensive Nano Science & Technology
  • Comprehensive Natural Products II
  • Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
  • Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology

Contact a reference librarian with any questions you may have about using these resources.

New Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

The Libraries have subscribed to an expanded Royal Society of Chemistry journal package. We now have access to their Journals Archive which includes coverage of 87 titles as far back as 1841. In addition, you may now find the following titles UMass Amherst library catalog or the E-Journal List:

  • Catalysis science & technology, 2011 -
  • Chemical hazards in industry, 2005-
  • Chemical science, 2010-
  • Chemistry world, 2004-
  • Education in Chemistry, 2003-
  • Integrative biology, 2009-
  • Laboratory hazards bulletin, 1981-

We now have access to current content of over 40 RSC e-journals, as well as the Archives. For more information, contact Paulina Borrego, library liaison for chemistry, at 413-545-7891.

Science Databases from Springer on Trial

Springer Materials (The Landolt-Bornstein Database) provides data and literature citations for materials science, including 250,000 substances and material systems and 3,000 properties. Springer Protocols covers peer-reviewed life sciences protocols. You can search for protocols or browse them by subject.

Both trials continue through May 22nd, 2011. Contact Paulina Borrego, Chemistry Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-7891 with questions or comments.